Grand Strand Medical Center November 13, 2015

Myrtle Beach, SC — Greg Caples has been named Chief Operating Officer for Grand Strand Health. Caples will oversee assigned departments within Grand Strand Medical Center, part of Grand Strand Health, to ensure operational objectives and results are in accord with overall hospital needs.

Caples, a proven healthcare executive, brings over 20 years of experience with Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Grand Strand Medical Center’s parent company. Most recently, he served as Chief Operating Officer at TriStar Summit Medical Center. Along with a track record of healthcare executive leadership, he brings with him experience with implementing new product lines, improving operational efficiency and overseeing large capital investments.

“We are pleased that Greg will be bringing his energy and extensive experience to our health system,” said Mark Sims, CEO of Grand Strand Health. “We look forward to Greg working with our team of physicians, colleagues and volunteers in advancing our mission of being committed to the care and improvement of human life in Horry and surrounding counties.”

Caples holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL. He received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. Caples is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and recently served as president of the Middle Tennessee ACHE chapter in 2014. “I am looking forward to working with and serving the physicians, employees, volunteers and community as we continue to enhance our services and to meet the needs of the patients we serve,” said Caples.